Carl Gunnarsson

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-1 in Busch Stadium Winter Classic

Vladimir Tarasenko looked quite comfortable at Busch Stadium. It turns out his wicked wrist shot works outside, too.

Tarasenko scored two goals in the third period, Jake Allen stopped 22 shots and the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in the Winter Classic on Monday at the longtime home of baseball's St. Louis Cardinals.

Tarasenko is "a hungry offensive player. He sniffs out coverage issues and he jumps on it," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "When he's engaged like he was today and like he's been for the most part this year, he's dangerous. He's always one shift away from breaking the thing wide open."

As usual, Tarasenko deflected...

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